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Cllr Denise Mullen: Cowardly Tearing Down of Aontú Posters are Nothing More Than Attempts to Censor & Intimidate

Speaking on the vandalising of her posters, Aontú Deputy Leader & Candidate for Fermanagh South Tyrone, Cllr Denise Mullen, has said these cowardly acts were done to try censor Aontú’s message and to intimidate her campaign.


Cllr Mullen: “It is shameful that in this day and age, someone running for political office on a platform of protection of life at all stages, deliverance of economic justice, and achievement of unity is faced with such rank intimidation and acts of cowardice. Throughout this campaign, I have faced canvassers for other nationalist political parties, slandering my name on the doors of my community. Now faced with the widespread destruction of my posters. I will not be cowered or censored by these actions, and I will not stop fighting for my community and their best interests – regardless of what party that upsets. Last night, all my posters by the Strangmore Roundabout and in Beechvalley Dungannon were cut down. Even, over Holy Week, my posters on Moy Benburb Road and Moy Square were the target."


“My campaign in Fermanagh South Tyrone has seen people from all walks of life and creeds rally to deliver political change and elect a voice to stand up to the Stormont Establishment. I, and Aontú, are focused on the bread and butter issues affecting our families, our businesses, our communities each and every day – from cost of living, to waiting lists for healthcare treatment, to spiking fuel prices. Grassroots, unifying politics will deliver change to our broken systems of governance, and we will not be stopped by those determined to preserve the status quo. This matter has been referred to the police”, concluded Cllr Mullen.


By Aontú Press | 21 April, 2022

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